Dheepiika a creative Kolam designer, predominantly designs freehand colourful kolams. Kolams have been her passion from a very young age, which led her to win many kolam competitions. The emergence of social media served as a vessel to bring her talent to the people! Check out her picks for the Pongal festival.
V M Ravishankar, a Kolam artist from Thiruvottiyur, says he takes inspiration from his surroundings and environment to create new designs and to recreate old ones. His Instagram page features exciting designs for anyone to try, as everything comes with a tutorial. These are his picks for Pongal.
Karishma S M a Kolam expert, Cakepreneur and a Public Administrator, who is just 24, tells us her late Paati (grandmother) was the cornerstone of her kolam journey. A hobby from her childhood days has now become her stressbuster and added colour to her life.
Chitra Kuppusamy of Vannam Rangolis says making kolams gives her pleasure and appreciation, it is not just a hobby. She initially started with a youtube page later moved on to Instagram. Here on social media, she says she has gotten a lot of beautiful people who love kolams as much as she does! Scroll for her picks.
Vinns Raj a kolam expert and engineer considers drawing a meditation technique to her to dispel negative energy and bring in the positive. She started drawing kolams at the age of 8 and hasn’t stopped since! These are her picks for Pongal 2022!
Shanti Shridharan a Kolam enthusiast, says Chennai and its surroundings with more than 2000 years of history and art has been her constant source of inspiration. Her works tap into the dual mystiques of infiniteness and detachment innate to kolam drawings. These are her picks for Pongal!
Hema Kannan, A kolam artist and TEDx speaker tells us, drawing kolams is her passion, a part of her expression and living. She directly designs her kolams on the floor on the spot, almost never on a book or paper. These kolams featured are maa kolams made of rice paste, signature to big festivals like Pongal, bordered by kaavi ( red brick paste).